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Federal Acquisition Service U.S. General Services Administration January 2009 Processing Hazardous Materials.

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1 Federal Acquisition Service U.S. General Services Administration January 2009 Processing Hazardous Materials

2 Federal Acquisition Service 2 Agenda  Regulations  Property Requiring Special Handling  Reporting Requirements  Federal Disposal Process  Hazardous Materials (HazMat) Characteristics  Hazardous Materials (HazMat) Transportation  How to locate vendors

3 Federal Acquisition Service 3 Personal Property Requiring Special Handling Where to find guidance ……  FPMR Utilization and Disposal of Hazardous Materials and Certain Categories of Personal Property  FMR (DRAFT) Disposition of Personal Property with Special Handling Requirements

4 Federal Acquisition Service 4 Governing Regulations  CFR 29-OSHSA ( workplace )  CFR 49-DOT ( transportation )  CFR 40-Hazardous Waste (EPA)  CFR ( GSA, FPMR )  FMR (DRAFT) Replace FPMR  RCRA - Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.  TSCA-Toxic Substance Control Act.  HMTA-Haz Mat Transportation Act.

5 Federal Acquisition Service 5 FMR (Draft) Personal Property Requiring Special Handling  Revision of last remaining FPMR citations  PART — UTILIZATION AND DISPOSAL OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS AND CERTAIN CATEGORIES OF PERSONAL PROPERTY  PART — SALE, ABANDONMENT, OR DESTRUCTION OF PERSONAL PROPERTY –Section , “Demilitarization and decontamination” –Section , “Gold” –Section , “All terrain vehicles.”

6 Federal Acquisition Service 6 Personal Property Requiring Special Handling  Status of (Draft)  OGP has drafted as Final Rule Still requires internal GSA approval by Office of General Counsel Then goes to Office of Management and Budget for final clearance  So, timeline uncertain But we need to begin to posture our systems to support all certification and signature requirements

7 Federal Acquisition Service 7 Personal Property Requiring Special Handling  Acid-contaminated and explosive-contaminated  All-terrain vehicles  Ammunition  Animals and Plants  Asbestos  Controlled substances  Drugs, biologicals, and reagents  Electronic products  Lead-containing paints and items bearing lead- containing paints  Medical devices  National stockpile material  Nuclear Regulatory Commission controlled materials  Ozone depleting substances  Polychlorinated biphenyls  Precious metals  Vehicles not suitable for highway use (FPMR )

8 Federal Acquisition Service 8 FMR (Draft)  Additional definitions Ammunition Commerce Control List Item (CCLI) Demilitarization Electronic Products Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) Medical devices Precious metals  Revised definitions Firearms Perishables

9 Federal Acquisition Service 9 Categories Requiring Special Handling  Acid-contaminated and explosive- contaminated property  All-terrain vehicles  Ammunition  Animals and plants  Asbestos  Controlled substances  Drugs, biologicals, and reagents other than controlled substances  Electronic products  Firearms  Hazardous materials Material Safety Data Sheets -MSDS FMR (Draft)  Lead-containing paints and items bearing lead-containing paint  Medical devices  Munitions List Items (MLIs)  Commerce Control List Items (CCLI)  National stockpile material  Nuclear Regulatory Commission controlled materials  Ozone depleting substances  Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)  Precious metals  Vehicles not suitable for highway use  Perishables

10 Federal Acquisition Service 10 FMR (Draft)  Scope and applicability  Expanded……  § Who must comply with the provisions in this part? –All executive agencies must comply with the provisions of this part unless authorized by separate statutory authority to do otherwise. Also, State Agencies for Surplus Property and surplus property donation recipients must comply with the provisions of this part related to the donation of surplus property with special handling requirements. Legislative and judicial agencies are encouraged to follow these provisions.

11 Federal Acquisition Service 11 FMR (Draft)  General identification of items requiring special handling….  § What types of personal property require special handling?  Personal property containing hazardous materials or property which exhibits dangerous characteristics such that inadequate use, storage, transportation, or disposal may lead to potential safety, health, environmental, economic, or national security risks. In many situations, the use, storage, transportation, or disposal of these items are covered by Federal, State, and local laws.

12 Federal Acquisition Service 12 FMR (Draft)  Reporting if no longer needed…..  § What must we do when we no longer need personal property with special handling requirements?  Except for the items listed in § , you must report personal property with special handling requirements that you no longer need to the General Services Administration (GSA) for Federal and donation screening (see FMR for how to report property to GSA). The report to GSA must clearly identify property requiring special handling, and all related hazards, precautions, and handling requirements related to this property. Dispose of property not required to be reported to GSA in accordance with applicable Federal, State, and local laws and regulations, and your agency procedures. See § for policy regarding disposal of property requiring special handling by abandonment/destruction. Disposal must be accomplished so as to preserve as much as possible any civilian utility or commercial value of the property

13 Federal Acquisition Service 13 FMR (Draft)  Exceptions to reporting….  § Do we report all excess personal property with special handling requirements to GSA?  No….. You should not report to GSA excess personal property with special handling requirements in any of the categories listed below. –(a) Extremely hazardous personal property…. –(b) Hazardous wastes…. –(c) Perishables. You may dispose of perishables with no further utility by abandonment/destruction when it is not detrimental to public health or safety…. Perishables still usable should be reported to GSA in accordance with of this subchapter B. –(d) EPA research and cleanup materials….

14 Federal Acquisition Service 14 Hazardous Materials: Characteristics  Ignitability: Flash point below 200 F  Corrosivity: Causes first degree burns in a short period of time.  Reactivity: Subject to polymerization, strong oxidizer or reducer agent.  EP Toxicity: Causes 50 percent fatalities in test animals (LD50), toxic by skin contact, causes chemical dermatitis.

15 Federal Acquisition Service 15 Hazardous Materials Characteristics ( cont.)  Radioactive: controlled by the NRC  OSHSA recognized carcinogen.  Special characteristics that could be hazardous to health, safety or the environment.

16 Federal Acquisition Service 16 Hazardous Materials Characteristics ( cont.)  PCB’s: < 50 PPM Not Restricted PPM, RTD/Sale 500 > PPM, Restricted A & D  Asbestos: Friable = End item to A & D Non-friable = RTD/Sales OK  Lead Paint/Items: Banned with exceptions:  Exceptions: Mirrors, Artist Paint, Metal Furniture, Traffic Paint, Industrial touchup paint.  Eligible for RTD/Sales with labeling and hold harmless clause.

17 Federal Acquisition Service 17 The HMR of the Federal Hazardous Materials Transportation LAW (49 CFR) apply to:  Responsibilities for offering and accepting shipments  Classification of hazardous materials  Packaging standards  Shipping papers  Labels, marks and placards  Emergency response requirements  Training requirements  Registration  Segregation and modal requirements

18 Federal Acquisition Service 18 Reporting Requirements  Clearly identify property requiring special handling on SF120 report including all related hazards / precautions  MSDS-Material Safety Data Sheets  Containers are unopened ( factory sealed )  Containers are in good condition and safe to handle and transport.  DOT approved shipping containers.  Containers properly marked and labeled.  Shelf life items are not expired. (date of expiration)  Certification by the owning agency per HMTA.

19 Federal Acquisition Service 19 Transfers of Hazardous Material  Transfers from one federal agency to another is permissible.  Transfer Order (SF-122) must properly describe hazard associated with the handling, storage or use of the property and include MSDS.  The holding agency is responsible for packaging, labeling, shipping papers and certification.  APO: caution requesting agency

20 Federal Acquisition Service 20 Shipper’s Certification “This is to certify the above named materials are properly classified, described, packaged, marked and labeled, and are in proper condition for transportation according to the applicable regulations of OSHA and the Department of Transportation.” signature date

21 Federal Acquisition Service 21 Donation of Hazardous Material  Haz Mat may be transferred to a SASP for donation to an eligible donee organization.  SASP’s must have a known donee which certifies a need exists for the property.  Transfer Order properly identifies the Hazardous property w/MSDS.  Must have donee signed certification acknowledging hazardous nature of property and waiver of liability.  SASP may assume responsibility for proper transport, temporary storage and safety until donee accepts custody.

22 Federal Acquisition Service 22 Sales of Hazardous Material  HazMat not transferred/donated becomes eligible for GSA Sales action.  Property properly reported for U & D may be programmed for sales without delay and without further documentation.  If reported manually on SF-126, owning agency shall comply with haz mat reporting requirements and certification.

23 Federal Acquisition Service 23 Sales Procedures: lotting  Use separate IFB # for Haz Mat for file retention purposes.( 10 years )  Only lot compatible property in the same sale lot ( only one FSG ).  Limit lot size to consumer quantities.  Prequalify bidders for lots containing large quantities with Statement of Intent.

24 Federal Acquisition Service 24 Sales: Item Descriptions  Provide detailed information from the MSDS.  Reference the online special terms & conditions relative to Haz Mat.  The successful bidder must sign the hold harmless clause, prior to receiving the purchasers receipt.

25 Federal Acquisition Service 25 A & D of Hazardous Material  Property unsuitable for U & D or Sales.  Expired shelf life  Opened, partially used containers  HM that survives RTD/Sales

26 Federal Acquisition Service 26 Methods of A & D  Services Requirements Contract to an EPA licensed vendor for the ultimate packaging, manifesting, treatment and disposal in accordance with all Federal, State and local Hazardous Waste standards.

27 Federal Acquisition Service 27 Locating Vendors  GSA’s Schedules e-Library currently has 384 vendors available to provide HW disposal services.

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30 Federal Acquisition Service 30 Responsible Decisions  We as government employees have a stewardship to make responsible decisions that ensures compliance with all Federal, State and Local regulations.  Minimize Future Liability: Under CERCLA, EPA has the authority to recover the cost of disposing of abandoned HM/HW from deep pockets.  State EPA’s also have the authority to access fines and penalties to federal agencies.

31 Federal Acquisition Service 31 Question & Answers


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